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I Lost 35 Pounds With These 3 Simple Tips (And I Hate Exercise)

Here’s what an RDN said about her suggestions.
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Colleen Wile (@queenxxcolleen) is a TikTok influencer who lost 35 by making a few simple changes to her life. In one of her viral videos, she shares three unusual hacks that helped her transform her body, burning fat and slimming down. "Want to learn how I lost 35 pounds and went from this to this and keep watching," she says, sharing her unique and unconventional weight loss tips.  We also asked The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian to weigh in on her recommendations. 

Be Delusional and Eat Like "You're a High Society Member"

@queenxxcolleen Some ✨unique✨ weight loss tips that helped me lose 35 pounds!! Tip #3 is a game changer but not necessary! I lost the majority of my weight doing very little exercise #bodytransformation #howtoloseweight #beforeandafter ♬ original sound – colleen wile

"Number one, be delusional," she says. "Sometimes when I eat, I pretend that I'm Keira Knightley in a 1800s period piece. Pretend that you're a high society member. You're eating, you're putting your fork down after every bite, you're indulging, enjoying every morsel. Oh, it's so expensive. It's so good. Is that Mr. Darcy in my dining room? Ooh, dessert. Take your time and then stop when you're full. Because I've struggled with overeating and eating way too quickly. So acting like I'm in a film or at some royal dinner slows me down, makes me enjoy my meal more."

RDN Says: Eating Slowly Is a Great Technique

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"Eating more slowly is an excellent technique to eat less and watch portions," says Collingwood. "There is a delay of about 15 to 20 minutes before the stomach signals to the brain that it is truly full, so eating more slowly allows the signal to get to the brain to stop eating without getting stuffed."

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Reward Yourself


Next up, she suggests rewards. "Get some rewards for yourself, and I don't mean once you lose, if you want to lose 30 pounds, then once you lose the 30 pounds, then you get a reward. No. You're going to reward yourself at two pounds. If you haven't lost any weight recently, two pounds is a great goal," she says. And, rewards don't need to be big. "Make it a smaller reward. It could be, I don't know, your favorite drink at Starbucks. I try not to make it a food reward. I don't know. It just doesn't seem as healthy. Whatever it is, set your reward and then you can just keep bumping the reward up."

RDN Says: Yes to Rewards

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"Absolutely a huge fan of rewarding yourself along the journey, and I agree that it should not be food related rewards," says Collingwood. "Find other ways to indulge and reward yourself without making it a high calorie treat." For example, hold off on getting that pedicure or purchasing that new lipstick until you have reached your mini-goal.  


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The last tip is, "Do some movement," she says. "I don't like to work out. I would say that I lost the majority of my weight not working out. I did some variation of 12-3-30. I just found what works best for me." She also does bed workouts, "because I'm lazy. I'm lazy," she says. "I don't want to leave my bed. I don't want to put on all the clothes and the shoes and all this stuff. I do workouts from my bed. Really simple. I get it done and I feel better about myself."

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RDN Says: Yes to Exercise, Not to Bed Workout


"I am a huge fan of movement and exercise, but I am not sure about a bed workout," Collingwood says. "I am of the belief that part of the exercise is getting yourself up and out to get your metabolism to kick in and it takes getting your major muscles working and heart rate getting up. Exercise in bed is not going to get the muscles and heart working nearly as hard as if you get up and move." She suggests aiming for at least 10 to 15 minutes of some sort of movement or exercise each day and working up from there.  

💪🔥Body Booster: Eat slowly. You are less likely to overeat because your brain will have time to send a signal that you are full. 

Leah Groth
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